Nothing shall be construed as prohibiting the Cooperative from collecting from a member the total difference in cost for providing an underground service instead of overhead service to that member. The Cooperative shall apply the above formulas uniformly to residential, commercial and industrial services requiring line extensions.
The Cooperative shall calculate an appropriate CIAC for line extensions constructed to serve members who receive service at the primary distribution voltage level and the transmission voltage level. This CIAC shall be based on the actual or estimated cost of providing the extension less an appropriate credit.
The Cooperative shall use its best judgment in estimating the total amount of revenues and sales which each line extension is expected to produce. In cases where larger developments are expected to be served by line extensions, the Cooperative may elect to prorate the total line extension costs and CIAC owed over the number of consumers expected to connect to the new line.
At the request of the member, the Cooperative will review CIAC charges for determination of a reduced monthly fixed charge if additional electric services have been added by the Cooperative from lines which required a CIAC during the first forty-eight months (48 months) of service, and the Cooperative determines that the costs of providing those services were less than the average costs of new services.
Any payment made by a member for CIAC to the Cooperative, under the provisions of these rules, will not convey to the member any rights of ownership.
In all the scenarios above, if the customer decided to pay line extension costs through a loan, this loan will become due if the electrical service is disconnected.